Archive for June 18, 2009

John Schappert Leaves Microsoft for EA

Posted in EA, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

john-schappertEA has announced the appointment of John Schappert, Corporate Vice President for Xbox Live for Microsoft, as their brand new COO beginning July 14th.

Schappert who had been in the role since 2007 had two keynotes, one at the Game Developer’s Conference and another at the Tokyo Games Show both last year as well as appearences at two Microsoft press briefings at E3 in 2008 and 2009, coming in at Microsoft the same year Don Mattrick came into Microsoft, also from EA, to replace Peter Moore who in the other way to EA Sports.

Schappert claimed he had “EA in my blood”.

After nearly two decades working in or around this company, I’ve got EA in my blood.

Current EA COO John Pleasants will leave the company.

CEO of EA John Riccatello said he was “thrilled” to welcome back Schappert to EA.

We are thrilled to welcome John Schappert back to EA.

PR is after the jump.

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PixelJunk Shooter – New Screens

Posted in PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , , on June 18, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

playstation-3Some new shots have emerged of PixelJunk Shooter, the next PJ game coming to the PSN from Q Games and Dylan Cuthbert. You can get them after the jump, courtesy of .

It’s out hopefully sometime this year.

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Halo 3: ODST – New Screenshots

Posted in Halo, Halo 3: ODST, Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Halo 3 ODSTMicrosoft’s released some brand new shots of Halo 3: ODST as they confirm that Sgt Johnson is a playable character for the Firefight co-op mode in the game.

Pre-order the game and you get Johnson. Screens and PR is after the jump.

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Oblivion/BioShock Bundle Coming to Xbox 360

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on June 18, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

bioshockBethesda’s announced that it’ll be teaming up with 2k Games to provide a bundle involving The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and BioShock together for the Xbox 360.

No such deal has been announced for the UK yet, but it will be coming for $39.99 on the Xbox 360 on July 7th. Press release is after the jump.

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